The Case for a Backup Appliance

April 7, 2015

HiResAs the digital landscape continues to evolve and expand, you can expect the increasing reliance on data. Whether you’re an enterprise or a medium-sized business, your data is crucial to your growth. And backing up your data – along with keeping it protected – should definitely be a top priority for your organization. 

Does your organization have the ideal data backup solution?

How A Backup Appliance Can Help
Simply put, Backup Appliance is defined as a hardware device preinstalled with backup management software, network interfaces, storage drive. It’s basically a type of ready-to-go, all-inclusive backup solution.

As we mentioned above, the digital landscape is rapidly changing the way we do business and for some, where and how we work. Consider remote work locations, cloud computing and mobile platforms impacting our data environments. 

  • How does this impact your data backup? 
  • How can you keep track of all the different and constantly moving components?
  • Do you have the resources to handle all your data backup needs?

Feeling a bit overwhelmed? There’s no need to. That’s where Backup Appliances can help alleviate some of the stress. 

Here are some top considerations for Backup Appliances.

Backing Up Data, Recovering Data

Backup appliances – like the ones using Symantec Backup Exec (BUE) and NetBackup (NBU) – allow businesses to protect, store and recover data. 

Disasters will inevitably happen, so you want to make sure your enterprise’s data is safe and available for recovery. Backup appliances are designed to make backup a more flowing and intelligent activity. 

Data is crucial in today’s business environment; appliances focus on keeping that data safe and accessible. 


“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Simplifying the data backup process is another major crux of backup appliances. The solution integrates all the pieces into a single device.

The tremendous growth of data has also created some inconsistencies within IT. Multiple backups, different platforms, different environments (physical and virtual) all add extra levels of complexity.

Appliances that run backup software like Symantec Backup Exec and NetBackup can reduce the number of point products; thus, streamlining the data backup process. 

Lower Costs
A backup appliance can consolidate all your backup needs into a central location rather than have multiple and different backup systems. Appliances installed with Symantec Backup Exec 2014 deliver powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure. 

Management software that automate tasks and administrative functions help lower the manual handling of data and backup related activities. Automated functions help improve on accuracy, reduce strain on your IT resources, and ultimately save you time and money.

Overall, backup and recovery are becoming more fragmented, complex and challenging. Integrated backup devices – such as appliance from Symantec – can help reduce costs, simplify processes and most of all save and protect your enterprise’s data.

As a leader in strategic technology, Dewpoint is uniquely positioned to share their insights and expertise on the rapidly changing data landscape. Experts on Symantec appliances and software, Dewpoint’s backup and recovery solutions simplify the process of protecting your data and your company.

Learn more about Data Protection & Archive Solutions.

Symantec Backup Exec 2014 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery to protect your entire infrastructure whether built upon virtual, physical, or a combination of both. To learn how you can upgrade to Symantec Backup Exec 2014, request a consultation with Dewpoint.